Works are underway in West Footscray as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade.

Works around Tottenham Station

At Tottenham Station we have extended platforms to fit bigger, more modern trains and installed wheelchair boarding pads to improve accessibility. Power upgrades are also taking place adjacent to the rail corridor near Tottenham Station as to boost electrical capacity along the Sunbury Line.

We’re upgrading the existing electrical substation at Tottenham Station to provide essential power for bigger more modern trains to run along the line. The substation will be upgraded by extending the existing substation building by approximately 24m. The additional power the extension provides will improve the capacity, reliability and frequency of services for passengers.

To support the works, we have closed the Sunshine Road commuter car park at Tottenham Station. This closure will support the substation upgrade works, allowing the project to establish a construction site and undertake service installation works.

Construction impacts

Works will be carefully planned to limit disruption to commuters and the local community. However, activities may create noise, dust and vibration typical of construction activities.

The Sunshine Road car park at Tottenham Station is currently closed until early 2022 to facilitate construction activities. Up to 33 car spaces are closed during this time. A project site has been established in the area to support the substation works. The site accommodates site facilities, equipment laydown and creates a safe barrier between the construction site and pedestrians.

Seven car spaces will be permanently closed at Tottenham Station to make room for the extension of the substation building. An offset car park is available for commuter parking on the northern side of Tottenham Station, along Rupert Street.

Accessible parking will remain available in the Sunshine Road car park throughout the entire term of construction. A temporary driveway on Sunshine Road, to the western side of the station car park, allows vehicles using the accessible parking spaces to safely exit the car park onto Sunshine Road.

To facilitate works in the area, detours and signs will be in place during construction to ensure the safety of the community and workers.

There may be some unavoidable disruption to rail services so the work can be undertaken safely. Bus replacement services will be provided during any planned disruptions.

At times, out of hours works will also be required. Advance notification will be provided to local residents ahead of all out of hours construction activities.

Construction timeframes

Site preparation activities at Tottenham Station and within the rail corridor began in March 2021, with site establishment works underway since April 2021.

Major construction of the substation is underway and is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.

Detailed construction information will be provided to local communities prior to the start of works.